Welcome to the 2022 Scroll for Initiative Holiday Gift Guide! No affiliate links, no product endorsements, just well-intentioned, thoroughly researched advice!
Deeper character creation: the game of 20 questions
Some players strive to be more than just another elven wizard. The game of 20 questions is a neat concept for building richer, deeper characters.
The Best (and Worst) Products of 5e So Far
5e was launched in 2014. Since then, in addition to the three core rulebooks, we’ve had 17 hardback adventures, seven campaign settings, and at least seven other supplements – and as with any product line, quality varies. So which books are ‘must buys’ and which should you avoid? As with my holiday gift guide, it’s … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Products of 5e So Far
The best 5e adventures: ranked!
We are now seven years into 5th edition, and, on average, Wizards of the Coast have put out two hardback adventures a year. It’s great to have these on your bookshelf, and there’s a lot to be gained from pilfering them for maps and story ideas. For this post, I’ve gone back through my ten … Continue reading The best 5e adventures: ranked!
How to find your DM style
What type of DM are you? Find out in this article!
Using Published Campaign Settings
Wizards of the Coast Making your own homebrew campaign setting can be a daunting undertaking. World-building can be very time-consuming, and if you’re not really that interested in cartography, demographics, cosmologies, pantheons, and so forth, you might find yourself reaching for a someone else’s work. How should you go about using a published campaign setting? … Continue reading Using Published Campaign Settings